Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Say hi to Lucy




It just occurred to me that many of you have not seen Lucy yet. Here are some pictures we took this week

7 comments:

randy said...

I have to admit that Lucy is one cute lil Webb. She looks nothing like you Nick, so thank goodness. Haha. I hope that somehow my baby girl will get my wife's good looks, too.

erin said...

She's so cute! I think she looks like Jenny. What's that book you're reading to her, Nick? And Randy, are you folks having a baby? Congrats! That's fantastic, and for the baby's sake, I also hope she favors your wife's good looks. Hee-hee. Just kidding. Al just sent me some pics of little Grace and she's another little doll. I'm looking around trying to think of something I can brag about, but all I see are paper clips and cancer brochures. Hmmm. I'll work on it.
I thought of another fantastic book I read recently--it's called The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman. It's a study in medical anthropology--kind of.
Alison and I are both reading 1776 by McCullough right now so I invite everyone to jump on the bandwagon with us.
I need to remind everyone that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month so either eat more Raisin Bran or go in for a colonoscopy.

Nick said...

We're "reading" the Messiah, by Handel. Well, actually we're singing it together. Thats what we do on sunday nights together- we put on the motab messiah and sing together. She's getting pretty good- she tends to go a little sharp, but hey, shes 7 months old

Jenny said...

Erin--I don't know, I've seen some pretty cute paper clips in my time ... :) I'm all for 1776--that's been on my list of things to read for a while. How far are you guys (i.e. do I have any hope of catching up)? And what's the other book about? It has a catchy title. I desire more knowledge.

erin said...

I know...The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down just rolls right off your tounge, doesn't it? :) It's about a Hmong family in Merced California with a daughter who has epilepsy. The Hmong name for it means the spirit catches you...etc., which refers to the evil dab spirit that catches the soul and that's what makes a person fall, or sieze. I really loved the book because it addresses why there are differences in how people approach health. I don't have the book with me...it was a library book...but there was one part that talked about an American doctor not realizing that when a Hmong man came in complaining of a headache, he was really saying that the entire universe was out of kilt. I slaughtered that, but the point is that there are reasons people do things. There are reasons people think things, and if you are involved with providing services for someone in any way, you need to be ready to try to understand what those reasons are. You don't have to agree or make their beliefs your own by any means, but if you can't even begin to see where they're coming from, the chances that you can help are pretty slim and the chances that you can do some unwitting damage are pretty high.
I really liked the book. There's some strong language, but not a lot.
I just finished 1776, but it's not a long read. I don't know how far Al is, but remember that I don't have kids or a husband or anything other than a job and time right now. I'm starting John Adams now, so I'm still interested in the times. My expertise on American history is pathetic, so I was reading 1776 like a mystery novel or thriller and I was so nervous for how things would turn out--we're talking thumping heart and sweaty hands and the whole nine yards. Embarassing, yet exciting. I'm sure I'll have the same experience with John.
Have you read East of Eden? If yes, what did you think?

Jenny said...

Ok, now I want to read both books--and East of Eden. I feel woefully underead when it comes to American lit. (and American history) ...

morgan said...

Just so you all know, I'm still in the battle over Boston in 1776. (And that's for the second time since I lost my first copy of 1776 on trax, oops) And while we're all on the subject of books to read. Will someone please read The Brothers Karamozov (I've already told Jenny and Erin this) or if someone already has read it, will they please explain to me, what on earth happened in the end.

-Al

(sorry, I haven't gotten my own thing yet, and it's late, well I guess it's late if you have to wake up at 5:30 in the morning to give someone breakfast, and that's not Morgan)